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BROMYOGA CLASSES: Ongoing yoga classes; for class times/information, visit or call Jon at 978-852-2765.

DRACUT OLD HOME DAY: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Schools Complex, 1570 Lakeview Ave.; it’s a fun-filled day of activities, food and entertainment; accepting applications for booths; for more information, visit

DRACUT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Thursdays through Labor Day, 7-9 p.m., Dracut High School gazebo, 1570 Lakeview Ave.; free; sponsored by the Dracut Summer Concert Committee.

MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY: Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., North Andover Youth Center, 33 Johnson St.; boys and girls divisions for ages 9 to 18; recent high-school graduates ineligible; winning teams receive individual trophies and New Balance sneakers; $50 entry fee per team; financial assistance is available; applications available at any Merrimack Valley YMCA location or at the North Andover Youth Center; also online at; for more information, contact Doug Currier at 978-686-6191.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED: Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Lawrence, a coalition of faith communities, social service agencies, and health organizations, seeks volunteers to drive elders to appointments through the Friends in Deed program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley; if you can help, call volunteer coordinator Jerry Proulx at 1-800-892-0890, ext. 445, or Eileen Giordano at 1-800-892-0890, ext. 463, and mention Interfaith Caregivers.

VNA HEALTH SCREENINGS: The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell will provide senior health clinics during July. A registered nurse will conduct the clinics. Services include medications review, weight and blood-pressure checks. No appointments are needed and no fees will be charged to those 60 and older. The clinics will be held on the following dates and times:


MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA CASH BONANZA RAFFLE: Drawing Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Indian Ridge Country Club, Lovejoy Road, Andover; need not be present to win; first prize ($10,000), second prize ($2,000), third prize ($1,000), fourth prize ($500); tickets ($100) can be purchased at the Methuen YMCA or by calling 978-725-6681; proceeds benefit the YMCA’s “Reach Out For Youth” program.


BLOOD DONOR: Saints Medical Center; helps support the transfusion needs of its patients. To donate blood, call 978-934-8584.

MATURE WORKERS: Job opportunities available for those 55 and over; a variety of jobs at area nonprofits and/or town government offices. For a listing of available jobs contact Eileen at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., 800-892-0890, ext. 463.

TRANSPLANT SUPPORT: Group meets first Wednesday of the month; 7-8:30 p.m., Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua; contact Ron Rioux at 603-889-1775 for location.


DRACUT FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Need volunteers to sort books, prepare quarterly newsletter, help with advertising, fundraising. Call 978-446-0703.

ELDER SERVICES OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY: Seeking Volunteers for a number of activities related to helping elders; volunteer drivers are needed to drive elders to medical appointments and to work as companions for elders living alone who may need help with day-to-day tasks; mileage reimbursement is available; orientation, training and ongoing support provided; more than 20,000 elders throughout the 23 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley annually receive assistance from the programs offered by Elder Services; for further information, call 800-892-0890, ext. 380.